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Bhai Chanda Singh

Bhai Chanda Singh (1885 - 1921) was born on 9 Sawan 1942 sambat (22 July, 1885). He was the son of Bhai Hukam Singh and Mata Nand Kaur, a peasant couple of village Nizampur, in Amritsar. The family shifted westward to Chakk No. 38 Nizampur Deva Singhvala, in a newly colonized district. As he grew up, Chanda Singh, was influenced by the current of SIKH reformation then sweeping the Punjab. When a call came for a shaheedi jatha, martyrs` column, to proceed to Delhi to rebuild the demolished wall of Gurdwara Rikabganj, Chanda Singh registered himself as a volunteer. He also attended the Dharovali conference on 13 October 1920. As Jathedar Lachhman Singh' Jatha bound for Nankana Sahib was passing by his village on 19 February 1921, Bhai Chanda Singh along with his brother, Bhai Ganga Singh, joined it, and fell a martyr the following morning in Gurdwara Janam Asthan.


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